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Corrosion Engineer

201 Formosa Dr, Point Comfort, TX 77978, USA Req #858
Thursday, January 18, 2024

Company Overview for Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.

Founded in 1978, Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. (Formosa Plastics) is a growing, vertically-integrated supplier of plastic resins and petrochemicals. With annual revenues of more than $5 billion, we employ over 2,800 people who operate 20 production units in six business divisions - Olefins, Polyolefins, Vinyl, Specialty Polyvinyl Chloride, Chlor-Alkali, and Oil & Gas.

Formosa Plastics offers a full line of polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene and polypropylene resins, caustic soda and other petrochemicals that deliver the consistency, performance and quality that customers demand. We market our polypropylene and polyethylene resins under the Formolene® tradename; we market our suspension PVC and specialty (dispersion) PVC resins under the Formolon® tradename. We also produce and sell caustic soda, ethylene dichloride, commercial bleach and hydrochloric acid.

We are committed to supplying the highest quality products and services to our customers, providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and contributing to the quality of life in the communities where we operate. This commitment is made possible through our dedicated people, consistent products, continued protection of the environment and ongoing investments in new product development, quality control systems and safe, modern and energy-efficient production facilities.

Formosa Plastics is a privately held company headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey. Our core business, producing plastic resins and petrochemicals, takes place at three wholly-owned chemical manufacturing subsidiaries located in Delaware City, Delaware, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Point Comfort, Texas.

I. Position Objective

The corrosion engineer’s primary objective is to take responsibility and ownership for RBMI corrosion research, corrosion control manual, inspection and maintenance audit, leakage or VOC escape cause / root cause analysis, PSM assistance operation and process corrosion problem analysis and improvement, etc. corrosion-related analysis and evaluation of operations to prevent corrosion-related Leakage and potential exposures. Additionally, serve as a liaison between MI, NJ, and C/A Operations. Participate in PSM related activities.


II. Major Areas of Accountability  

  • RBMI corrosion research operations – Perform RBMI corrosion research work, including internal/external corrosion rate, corrosion mechanism, environmental cracks, and other damage mechanism (ODM) evaluation and setting. Additionally, work closely with MI and NJ project management teams to develop and implement new proposals.
  • Corrosion Control Manual (CCD) Development and Maintenance – Develop and maintain a corrosion control manual (CCD) and implementation of codes and standards.
  • Evaluation of damage mechanism for inspection and maintenance audit – Perform damage mechanism assessment for inspection, maintenance, and audit operations.  Leakage and VOC escape cause/root cause analysis of damage mechanism research and improvement suggestions – Perform cause/root cause analysis of damage mechanism research and improvement suggestions. Document inspections and other activities and perform evaluation of data and information by others.
  • Review, improve, update, and audit of PSM operations and corrosion issues – Participate and collaborate with the unit PSM coordinator in the review and review of PSM operations and/or corrosion issues, such as management of change (MOC), process hazard analysis (PHA), incident investigation, etc.
  • Process corrosion problem analysis and improvement suggestions – Analyze and improve suggestions for corrosion/crack problems in the plant. Oversee corrosion related to operations. Work with metallurgists to evaluate corrosion mechanisms and propose to generate potential solutions as specified.
  • Project development- Research and develop project proposals according to unit needs.
  • THM - Promote cleanliness and order through the implementation of the Total Housekeeping Maintenance program. Emphasize Nothing Touch Ground program and No Visual Pollution program. Maintain the plant in like new condition.


III. Qualifications 

  • BS or higher in Chemical, Mechanical, or Materials Engineering
  • Minimum one year industry or research experience preferred


Check Out Our Benefits

Health Coverage and Perks

Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

Flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care  

Short-term Disability 

Long-term Disability 

Group Term Life, Dependent and
Supplemental Life Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement 

Work/Life Balance

10 Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off for a balanced life
(Vacation, Sick and Personal Time) 

FlexTime Available 

 Competitive Compensation

Competitive salary, incentive/bonus, 401(k) plan with company match, 
Cash Balance, Pension Plan 

Other details

  • Job Family SP
  • Job Function E
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • 201 Formosa Dr, Point Comfort, TX 77978, USA